Have an Acer aspire 1410 laptop turns on but a black screen I connected secon monitor the Windows sign comes on it takes you to option of start Windows normally and goes non further from there
Don't you just hate when this happens?
so it just did this just today, ran for 12 years?
this PC, is 12 years old today. no spring chicken there.
I needs service, is that not obvious?
it's a double failure !!!
the CCFL lamps are dead in the base unit top screen.
those CCFL lamps are old and most did this long ago.
now the extra Monitors is used, on the VGA port.
and it works great, but windows is dead.
XP is virus magnet, that came with this PC.
and is DOOM things, now.
so is that old 12 year old HDD, doomed.
most never last over 5 years let alone 12.
what we do is run hard drive tests first.
wasting time and money on 12year old PCs is problematic, for sure TIME.
we can always find more money but no the sands of time.
WE run Linux demo boot media to test any PC made.
(we use the USB port to do that, faster)
We use this. (we means all savvy techs do this)
but first and always run this laptop on AC power only and with that old and now worse shorted battery removed first. get it the heck out of there now and first. and can do that forever.
but for now out it goes, until the PC runs right a again'
this PC has street value of $12.
sold on ebay used, so
buying a new $100 CCFL screen and new $50 hdd and then buying windows gain, is not wise is it.
$100 saddle on $5 horse (econ101)?
In this case $270 saddle on $12 horse, a bad idea?
CCFL _are the LCD back lamp tubes that are now dead. (
did this just happen?
or found this PC for $5 in garage sale?
no history stated, or even OS upgrades.
We run linux
then if hdd fails, we do econ101.
a chromebook for $100
or dump hard earned cash on this 12 year old junk class PC?
make boot USB stick, load Ubuntu on it
boot it and click TRY ME. this is DEMO mode.
only, and run smart tests
what we do is first test the PC, using simple methods
and what will be, will be...
But #1 is econ101
how much do you want to spend on $10 PC
that is always first out the gate.?
labor and parts and time wasted.?(even down time)
all that matters.
Acer Computers &...
on May 03, 2019